Single camera comedy - the advantages

Plebs. Image shows from L to R: Jason (Jon Pointing), Rufina (Amanda Holden), Grumio (Ryan Sampson), Marcus (Tom Rosenthal). Copyright: RISE Films

There are obvious differences between multi-camera and single camera sitcom - one is filmed largely on three or four sets in front of a studio audience, the other is filmed on location, in the same manner as a drama.

The atmosphere created by each form is very different. And the pressures and requirements - for writers, actors, and the production as a whole - are different, too.

As a writer, it can be hard to decide whether you want to write a single camera or studio audience piece.

Perhaps you already have a clear idea of which form you prefer....

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Published: Wednesday 24th January 2024